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Category: Summer

I Couldn’t Resist

There are some things that I usually only buy when they’re in season – strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peaches…  They just taste so much better when they’ve been picked at peak ripeness and haven’t traveled thousands of miles. I’m certainly not in…

No Oven Required

A couple of weeks ago, when it was ever so hot, I had my three wonderful triathlon training compatriots over for a summer dinner. It was one of those days when my bike commute turned me into a soggy, wilted mess, and any movement in the muggy outdoors felt lethargic…

Tired Legs and Tasty Quinoa

This picture is a great way to sum up the leap back into some serious miles on the bike. After a 70-mile hilly ride the other weekend, I was just glad to be able to collapse on the cold wooden floor. Getting up again after that was the worst…

Carrot Slaw

It’s getting to be nice and toasty outside (my cashier in the grocery store today was astonished to see a mosquito land on her!), so my thoughts are turning towards cold, refreshing dishes as opposed to the comfort food that I craved not so long ago.  No more…